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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Scotch Ale
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled; Special
Brew-Date: 16th November 2011
Location: BrewDog HQ, North East Scotland
The Team: Martin, James & Stewart (BrewDog) and Yusseff Cherney (Ballast Point)
The Beer: A San Diego Scotch Ale. OG 1090
The Hops: Challenger, First Gold, Amarillo
The Twist: This beer has been aged in whisky casks with raisins soaked in Ballast Point Rum (they were amazing!)


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AshtonMcCobb (2945) - Edinburgh, - SEP 16, 2012
33cl bottle from Appellation Wines. Pours like a coffee - dark chestnut with a crema head most of which hangs around. The nose has rum & raisin going into Christmas pudding but also going down the Amaretto biscuit line. The taste has more of the raisins and rum and there is a persistent hazelnut note which is surrounded by milk chocolate. The palate is full bodied with a big tangy and creamy (and dare I say it alcohol) in the texture. The finish isn’t bad, though the alcohol is a little too much. Good though.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gunnfryd (11257) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - DEC 18, 2014
Bottle. Red brown colour with a beige head. Aroma is alcohol, malt, dried fruits. Flavour is alcohol, malt, hop, dried fruits, rum ,raisin. Full body. Nice, but a little bit boozy.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (8409) - Hasborn, GERMANY - DEC 6, 2014
Bottle @ koelschtrinker Tasting: Leicht trübes sehr dunkel rötlichbraunes Bier mit geringer beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr kräftig malzig, Vanille, Holz, reife Früchte. Geschmack sehr kräftig malzig, Vanille, holzig, reife Beeren, alkohholisch, schwer zu trinken.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Koelschtrinker (11070) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 5, 2014
Rund malziger, minimal alkoholischer Antrunk. Wenig getreidig, deutliche Röstnoten. Minimale passende Säure, rund, vollmundig. Intensiv malzig, unsüffig. Gut! 10/11/10/12/11/11

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
berlinoise2go (626) - NORWAY - NOV 29, 2014
Bottle (33cl). Batch 218 (bottled 05-07-12), 11.6% ABV. Murky dark brown colour. Small light beige head, leaves a thin ring. Sweet aroma of raisins, whisky, rum, burnt wood, smoked meat. Medium/full body, soft carbonation. Taste is very sweet at first with notes of rum, then more dry and woody, before finishing quite astringently bitter and herbal with licorice notes.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
bewyder (139) - FRANCE - NOV 28, 2014
Forte brune écossaise vieillie en fût de whisky. Prise en digestif, c’est lourd, pesant, le malt se fait bien sentir, pas désagréable au goût mais difficile. A boire très occasionnellement. Cependant, à retester pour un autre jugement. Bouteille bue au bar La Tête à l’envers, Vincennes, France, le 13/10/2013.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Alengrin (2464) - BELGIUM - NOV 22, 2014
Collaboration of Brewdog with Ballast Point, apparently an interpretation of the Scotch style with rhum-soaked raisins and matured in whisky barrels. Sticky, dense, yellowish beige head which remains surprisingly closed all the time, colour a very dark ruby red, almost black, misty. Strong and seductive bouquet of indeed rhum, whisky and raisins, but cleverly embedded in aromas of cocoa powder, coffee with milk, fondant, molasses, fresh orange peel, figs, gingerbread, pipe tobacco, liquorice, pine needles and vanilla. Strong candied fruit sweetness, but in an elegant, noble way, granular and oily, thick mouthfeel, profound chocolatey, caramelly and roasted maltiness, rich and utterly satisfying finish of booze (bourbon and brown rhum), oaky tannins, spicy impressions, velvety and bitterly roasted maltiness and citrussy hops. Excellent.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Stuu666 (3570) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 16, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours dark brown, nose is chocolate, toffee, raisins, taste is smoky, rich, chocolate, fruity.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
scarab (41) - - SEP 30, 2014
Perfect scotch ale. Outsatnding aroma, mindblowing taste. Great role of whisky/cherry casks and raisins. Awesome!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (14170) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle. A dark brown beer topped by a dense, light beige head. Booze, dried fruits, caramel, rum raisin, wood and some ash. Some hoppy notes. It’s quite warming on the palate, with rum raisin, caramel, wood, ash, bitterness, pine cones and a touch of alcohol. Full body and a pleasant carbonation level. Lasting boozy and lemony finish with licorice and roasted malts. Pretty nice, but a tad boozy. 140717

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (8274) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 17, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ geokkjer
Pours dark brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, alcohol, raisin and dried fruits. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and light to medium bitter with a long warm, caramel and fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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